Birmingham, AL asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia

Q: Can a police pull you over, ask for you license and registration. And won't tell you why you was stop!

I didn't show my license bc how i was treated. I was pulled over for no reason.forced and he took me out my seat belt. What is my right? But he wrongfully lock me up, with a illness and without my medical attention. He searched the vehicle i was in, and had it towed. And it wasn't mine. He still didn't tell me why i was stopped!

1 Lawyer Answer
William C. Head
William C. Head
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The one fact, of your narrative, that sticks out, is that this was not your vehicle. If there was a legal basis for that pullover (e.g., the owner had an outstanding warrant, the tag was expired, no insurance on the vehicle, etc.) then the officer had the right to stop the vehicle. Once he or she saw that it was not the owner, that may not end their inquiry, is the vehicle was uninsured. That is a crime, to be driving without insurance, even if you were unaware of the lapse, by the real owner. Today, and especially in metro Atlanta, TAG READER cameras are mounted on police cars, retaining walls and roadside poles, that permit detection of tag and registration problems with THAT VEHICLE.

Big Brother is here, in 2017.

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